Eric Adams Calls NYPD COs to Brainstorming Meeting to Combat Summer Crime
By Yehudit Garmaise
As crime continues to plague the city, Mayor Eric Adams has asked the NYPD’s commanding officers (COs) to bring to three plans to reduce crime in their patrol areas to a meeting at One Police Plaza on April 30.
As New York City heads into May, which tradition launches not just spring flowers, but increases in violent crime, the mayor is looking to brainstorm to prevent crime rates from heating up, along with the temperatures.
In addition to possible creative and positive solutions, Adams also requested Cos to bring along with them: statistics on crime, summonses, homeless encampment clearings and Civilian Complaint Review Board cases, and information on each command’s integrity control officer, the New York Post reported.
“I have a major meeting this weekend with all of my commanders,” Mayor Adams told the Post. “We’re going to sit down for several hours to get our summer plan in order, as well as: think how we deploy police.”
COs regularly meet with the mayor, who grills them on crime, which is recorded by Compstat, in their patrols areas.
While Adams, a 22-year veteran of the NYPD, largely won his mayoral run on his promises to get tough on the crime wave that kicked out in early 2020, along with the pandemic, crime overall remains up nearly 30%, compared with 2017.